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The primary purpose of the group is to function as a resource for the preservation of Swallow Gadabout scooters and we are able to provide information about parts that are essential for originality. To facilitate restoration projects, we may offer some parts for sale as they become available. There is no membership fee to join the group.

Around 2,000 scooters were built by the Swallow Coachbuilding Company between 1946 and 1952. All the scooters were partly built at the Helliwells Group's factory in South Wales and the Walsall Airport factory in Aldridge, Staffordshire. There was no known overseas production or assembly. The scooters exclusively used the Wolverhampton built Villiers two-stroke engines.

More SWALLOW GADABOUT information wanted.

If you have any stories / pictures of Swallow Gadabout scooters or if you worked in the factory, please contact: Mike Nangreave at cd@catinadesign.co.uk


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